Get in Gear for the DECA Idea Challenge

DECA is excited to bring you another year of the DECA Idea Challenge, a fast-paced experiential learning exercise that dares elementary through college students to find an innovative use for a commonplace item in just over a week!

The item to be used in the challenge will remain a mystery until revealed by DECA Inc. on November 12, 2017 at 4:00 pm ET.

A premier event of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), the competition is a fun and exciting opportunity for students to be imaginative and resourceful while learning about the entrepreneurial process. DECA membership is not a requirement to participate.

Learn more about the challenge process in the brief video below! Be sure to also download the DECA Idea Challenge Toolkit for guidelines and classroom activities.

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If you have any questions about the challenge, please contact Adrienne Burda at

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